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Nordtveit strike sees Norway past Azerbaijan

Published: Sunday 16 November 2014, 19.04CET
Azerbaijan 0-1 Norway
Håvard Nordtveit's goal maintained the visitors' momentum in Group H as they secured all three points in Baku.

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Match statistics

AzerbaijanNorway

Goals scored0
1
Possession (%)57
 
43
Total attempts5
 
11
on target0
6
off target3
 
5
blocked2
 
0
against woodwork0
1
Corners5
 
4
Offsides2
 
2
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
18
Fouls suffered17
 
15

Standings

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Published: Sunday 16 November 2014, 19.04CET

Nordtveit strike sees Norway past Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan 0-1 Norway
Håvard Nordtveit's goal maintained the visitors' momentum in Group H as they secured all three points in Baku.

• Håvard Nordtveit heads only goal of game to earn Norway victory
• Per-Mathias Høgmo's men make it three successive Group H wins
Azerbaijan without a point after four games in the section
Norway maintain perfect record from three meetings with hosts
Next games: Azerbaijan v Malta, Croatia v Norway (28 March)

Håvard Nordtveit headed the only goal in Baku as Norway won their third successive Group H game at winless Azerbaijan.

Having won their last two outings in the section – as well as both previous encounters with the hosts – it was no surprise to see the Scandinavian side on top in the opening period. The first chance fell to Håvard Nielsen, who chased down a long ball and beat outrushing keeper Salahat Agayev to it, only for his header to dribble wide. Tarik Elyounoussi then turned an excellent chance off target at the near post and Nielsen had a great opening from close range turned off his toe.

The pressure paid on 25 minutes as Nordtveit got to the front post to meet Stefan Johansen's corner from the right and thump a header into the net. Elyounoussi curled wide and also headed over as Norway looked to stretch their advantage, but the home side could have gone in level at the interval had Cavid Imamverdiyev got a back-post touch on Rauf Aliyev's flicked header.

Elyounoussi missed a great chance to put the game out of reach of Azerbaijan shortly after the restart as he was denied by Agayev when clean through, and Nielsen's volleyed follow-up was swiped off the line. Aliyev went close to equalising with an effort curled just wide from outside the area, but the hosts failed to find the target, meaning they are still yet to score against Norway in three meetings.

Johansen blasted a fraction past the post from a tight angle in the closing moments, yet it mattered little as Per-Mathias Høgmo's men kept in touch with Croatia and Italy at the head of the group.

Last updated: 02/06/15 6.39CET

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Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Norway

Norway

23
S. AgayevSalahat Agayev (GK)
12
NylandØrjan Nyland (GK)
4
ShukurovMahir Shukurov
2
HøgliTom Høgli
5
MedvedevMaksim Medvedev
5
TetteyAlexander Tettey
7
JavadovVagif Javadov
6
NordtveitHåvard Nordtveit
Goal25
10
А. AbdullayevAraz Abdullayev
8
JohansenStefan Johansen
11
R. AliyevRauf Aliyev
10
T. ElyounoussiTarik Elyounoussi
Yellow Card16
Substitution90+1
14
R. F. SadygovRashad F. Sadygov (C)
14
ElabdellaouiOmar Elabdellaoui
15
AbışovRuslan Abışov
Substitution65
15
SkjelbredPer Ciljan Skjelbred (C)
19
AmirguliyevRahid Amirguliyev
18
NielsenHåvard Nielsen
Substitution72
20
ImamverdiyevJavid Imamverdiyev
Substitution69
20
DaehliMats Møller Daehli
Substitution57
21
YunuszadäElvin Yunuszadä
Yellow Card52
21
ForrenVegard Forren

Substitutes

1
K. AgayevKamran Agayev (GK)
1
JarsteinRune Jarstein (GK)
12
BalayevEmil Balayev (GK)
22
GrytebustSten Grytebust (GK)
2
GarayevGara Garayev
Substitution65
3
HagenSteffen Hagen
3
RamaldanovRasim Ramaldanov
4
ReginiussenTore Reginiussen
6
HüseynovBadavi Hüseynov
7
SinghHarmeet Singh
8
SeyidovMirhüseyin Seyidov
9
ØdegaardMartin Ødegaard
9
KurbanovMagomed Kurbanov
11
SøderlundAlexander Søderlund
Substitution72
Yellow Card75
13
NazarovDmitri Nazarov
Substitution69
Yellow Card84
13
SamuelsenJone Samuelsen
Substitution57
Yellow Card61
16
J. HüseynovJavid Hüseynov
16
FloPer Egil Flo
17
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
17
LinnesMartin Linnes
18
MirzabekovMagomed Mirzabekov
19
GulbrandsenFredrik Gulbrandsen
Substitution90+1
22
GuliyevTarlan Guliyev
23
KonradsenAnders Konradsen

Coach

Mahmud Gurbanov (AZE) Per-Mathias Høgmo (NOR)

Referee

Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR)

Assistant referees

Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR), Semen Shlonchak (UKR)

Fourth official

Serhiy Bekker (UKR)

Additional assistant referees

Serhiy Boiko (UKR), Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)

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